MYLEENE KLASS revealed that she “crumbled” after four miscarriages and that she will “never forget or get over” it.
The 43-year-old presenter, who has advocated for the government to change the care system so that more families can receive the assistance they require following a miscarriage, believes it is critical to give other women a voice.
The former Hear’Say singer, who has three children, Ava, 14, Hero, 10, and Apollo, two, said she had to learn to cope with her loss.
“I crumbled – it’s not even sensationalising it, there isn’t a woman who will tell you that it is something you will ever forget or that you will ever get over,” Myleene said exclusively to The Sun.
“I believe you learn to deal with the grief that surrounds it, but you never stop thinking about it.”
“Even just talking about it now, it’s not easy for anyone to talk about, with Mother’s Day approaching; there are a lot of people you really feel for because things don’t go as planned.”
“When you’re a kid, you think of 2.4, but as you get older, you realise that’s not the case, and it’s important to have these conversations.”
Myleene, who had four miscarriages of ‘four little stars in the sky’ before welcoming ‘rainbow baby’ Apollo with fiance Simon Motson, has urged people not to ignore the issue.
“Between me and my manager, we had eight miscarriages – so we were both going through something very similar, and it was the worst baton you could keep passing to each other, and so we just thought actually we are in a position to talk about it,” Myleene explained.
“Why is it that everyone sweeps it under the rug?” It happened to two of my friends.
Myleene made the courageous decision to go public about her miscarriages in a powerful Instagram post to coincide with National Baby Loss Awareness Week in October 2020.
She revealed that after losing her first child on vacation, she had a missed miscarriage, a third while live on the radio, and a fourth while on the toilet.
Myleene has been following a campaign led by the pregnancy charity Tommy’s, which is urging the government to change the care system for families who have experienced a miscarriage.
She has collaborated with MP Olivia Blake to push for a debate in Parliament to advocate for better miscarriage care, and she believes the bill’s passage will be a watershed moment.
“We’re changing the law – if I vanish off the face of the earth tomorrow, I’ve done my thing, and I’ve done my part,” Myleene explained.
“I’ve got my beautiful babies, and they’re going to know that I marched to Parliament with Olivia Blake, and it’s taking forever, as it does with most things in government, and I understand they’re a little occupied right now.”
“Hopefully, we’ll be able to get that bill passed.” We’ve entered the second quarter.
“We’re putting our money where our mouth is; we took this to the House of Commons.” I’ll be there when that bill passes, and I’ll be bringing a tribe with me.”
Myleene Klass: Miscarriage and Me, which aired earlier this month on the W channel, recently opened up about her devastating miscarriage.
The radio host, who gave birth to a son, Apollo, in 2019, said, “I have my baby now, but God, I lost a lot of me.” I’m pretty sure it nearly broke me.
“When you’ve had a miscarriage, you’ve had a battle with your body.” You have been to war, and there have been casualties.”
“I didn’t want to talk about it because I felt like I’d failed,” she said of Simon.
“I used to think he was looking at me as if to say, ‘Why can’t she just do this?'”
She went on to say how difficult it was for her to revisit her pain for the film.
“Filming this documentary has to be one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done, and yet it’s the most powerful and helpful,” Myleene explained. My family and friends are also a part of it.